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Rihanna’s 7 Best Videos: Shut Up And Watch

Nov 9th, 2012 // 3 Comments
7 Faces Of Rihanna
The Barbadian beauty has had a distinct look for each album. Read More »

Fasten your seatbelts, pop fans: Pop’s fierce ruling princess (and quite possibly the hardest working woman in showbiz) Rihanna is set to begin an unprecedented promo blitz for her new album, the intriguingly-titled Unapologetic. The centerpiece of this international media blowout will be the week-long, seven-country 777 Tour, commemorating seven years of the “SOS” starlet’s international pop dominance. That’s an exhausting travel schedule even for notorious workhorse Rihanna, but we’re all for sticking to a numerical theme! We just hope she takes seven days off when it’s over. (Not likely.)

With Unapologetic‘s first video on its way (and, judging from leaked photos, the clip for the current Top 10 hit “Diamonds” promises to be a fiery, post-apocalyptic epic), we’re taking a look back at the Barbadian beauty’s most iconic visuals. Staying on-theme, we’ve chosen seven of them — one from each year that the singer has wowed us. This was no easy task, considering the “S&M” diva seems to release a new single or collaboration every two weeks.

But We think the list below succinctly captures Rihanna’s transformation from dewy pop ingénue to A-list glamazon, with a few interesting stops along the way. But of course, we’d love to know which videos you think have defined Rihanna most in her brief-but-brilliant career so far. Post your suggestions in the comments! More »

Election 2012: Barack Obama Wins Second Term, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber React

Nov 6th, 2012 // Comment
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Watch Obama's Victory Speech
Election Day Tweets
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Pop stars urge their Twitter followers to hit the polls. Read More »

Barack Obama won a second term as President of the United States Of America on Tuesday night (November 6), causing many artists to turn to — where else? — Twitter and Facebook to type out their elation. Over the past couple days, we rounded up messages from pop stars, ranging from Pink and Alicia Keys to Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, who urged their fans to get out and vote.

And speaking of Gaga, she posted the following message on Facebook after the election: “I JUST GOT OFF STAGE IN COLUMBIA!! CONGRATULATIONS MR. PRESIDENT Barack Obama We are so proud to be American tonight! YES!!! YES! YES!! we just couldn’t be happier my goodness, the joy when freedom prevails.”

Head below for more reactions from musicians. More »

Election 2012: Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink & Others Tweet On Election Day

Nov 6th, 2012 // 1 Comment
Election: Pop Parodies
Watch our 10 favorite political pop parody videos. Read More »
Beyonce For Obama
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Read Bey's letter to the Prez ahead of the election. Read More »
Katy's Obama Garb
Perry replaces her ballot dress with a skin-tight slogan. Read More »

Election Day is finally here, pop fans, and if you’re 18 and over, it’s time to get out there and hit the polls. If you won’t listen to us on that matter, perhaps you’ll adhere the advice of your favorite artists like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Katy Perry and Pink, who have been tweeting up a red, white and blue storm. Even artists who aren’t from this country are getting into the conversation.

So as we sit and wait to find out whether President Barack Obama is heading into a second term or Governor Mitt Romney will be the 45th Commander In Chief of the United States In America, why not head below and check out our Election Day roundup of musicians’ tweets? More »

Election 2012: Katy Perry, Shakira and Lady Gaga Get Out the Vote Online Via Twitter & YouTube

Nov 5th, 2012 // 1 Comment
Lady Gaga PSA Gay Marriage
Lady Gaga Urges Four States to Vote for Gay Marriage

With less than 24 hours till Election Day, the interwebs have been overloaded with tweets and messages from celebrities about heading to the polls on Tuesday (November 6). From Jason Mraz and Katy Perry, who have been performing at rallies in support of Barack Obama, to Diddy and Beyonce‘s little sis, Solange Knowles, our favorite artists have been encouraging us to flex our voting chops and make our decision tomorrow. And while many are pushing us to vote, Lady Gaga reminded voters in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington to say yes to marriage equality. (Watch her video message above.)

Check after the jump to see some tweets we rounded up over the weekend. More »

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Think Piece Mania: Read The Best Quotes

Oct 31st, 2012 // Comment
Red In The Black
Taylor Swift Seen Outside Scholastic In New York City
Taylor Swift's Red sells 1.2 mil copies in its first week. Read More »
Taylor's Red Reviewed
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We fell in love with Taylor Swift's latest, Red. Read More »
Taylor's Red Tour
See when Taylor Swift is coming to your city. Read More »

The best thing about a new, super-high-profile album is the wave of highbrow analysis that inevitably accompanies it, as the brightest writers in the business stroke their chins for awhile and wonder what that new Britney or Ke$ha LP really Means, with a capital M. In the case of Taylor Swift‘s latest album, Red, there were so many think pieces that GQ‘s Drew Magary ranted in his weekly Insufferability Report, “Oh my fucking Christ, it’s just a generic pop album. There is nothing worse than a bunch of pop-culture websites gathering together to analyze a Taylor Swift record like it’s a lost archive of David Foster Wallace stories.”

But hey — confession — we kinda liked all the Taylor Swift think pieces! So much so that we rounded up the long, thoughtful quotes from our favorites to include here. Get intimidated after the jump. More »

Christina Aguilera Debate: See The Results Of Idolator’s #XtinaDebate

Oct 31st, 2012 // 4 Comments
Trick Or Treat As Xtina
We've got the tips for your Christina Halloween costume. Read More »
Xtina's Lotus LP
Christina Aguilera Lotus Album Cover
See the tracklist for Christina Aguilera's upcoming Lotus. Read More »
Xtina's "Your Body" Vid
Christina Aguilera Your Body Video
Head on down to the trailer park for a wild ride! Read More »

Yesterday, the Twittersphere formally exploded as Idolator hosted our second ever Twitter debate, where we debated an important issue facing voters this election season: Is the media too hard on Christina Aguilera? While our own Sam Lansky took the side of the media, debaters far and wide joined the fray to discuss how Aguilera is perceived in the press.

Like any good debate, there was no clear consensus, although a lot of ground was covered — ranging from whether Aguilera brings negative attention upon herself to if her album Bionic is actually a misunderstood masterpiece — but presented below are our 10 favorite tweets from the debate: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Head after the jump to see them all, then check out the #xtinadebate tag on Twitter to see the full dialogue. More »

Halloween Music Madness: 12 Albums With Creepy Cover Art

Oct 29th, 2012 // Comment

Sure, we always expect album art with a certain scare factor when it comes to musicians like Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Slayer…you know, the other side of iTunes. But every now and then, a pop singer comes out with a cover that just gives us the creeps. The music and lyrics may be innocuous, but someone in the art department had a dark side and a field day with the covers.

With Halloween upon us, we salute our favorite pop singers’ brave journeys into the world of the weird. Flip through the gallery above — if you dare! (And don’t forget to enter our Halloween 2012 costume contest!)

Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Turns Five: Stan & Deliver

Oct 26th, 2012 // 6 Comments
Brit x Danja
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Danja may be producing new tracks for Britney Spears. Read More »
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See double trouble in Britney Spears' new fragrance ad. Read More »
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Britney Spears In The Studio With Darkchild In X Factor Promo
Is Britney Spears back in the studio with Darkchild? Read More »

On the momentous occasion of its five-year anniversary, how does one even begin to honor a piece of pop history as great as Blackout? Much has been written about the iconic LP, released in 2007 as Britney Spears‘ fifth studio album, but its legacy is clear: Blackout predicted the dance invasion of the last several years and the importation of dubstep (with a wobbler effect used prominently on the album track “Freakshow” well before Brit co-opted the explosive dubstep break in “Hold It Against Me”) while refining the formula for coolly sexy, tortured pop. It’s probably Spears’ greatest artistic achievement, and one of the top pop albums of the decade. More »

Halloween Playlist: 12 Spooky Songs To Frighten Your Night

Oct 25th, 2012 // Comment
Supernatural Videos
The Wanted Chasing The Sun Michael Jackson Thriller Lady Gaga Born This Way music videos
These creepy clips keep us up at night screaming! Read More »
Campy Xmas LPs
Off-the-wall albums that give laughter at the holidays. Read More »
Best Bond Themes
Madonna Duran Duran Garbage Jack White Alicia Keys Paul McCartney Sheryl Crow James Bond 007 Theme Songs
See our 10 favorite James Bond theme songs. Read More »

In case you couldn’t tell from our previous countdown of supernatural pop moments, we here at Idolator are really into all things spooky! So when the season of trick-or-treaters, pumpkin-scented everything and Halloween party playlists rolls around, we’re in our element. As a matter of fact, we wish some pioneering pop artist would write a song designed specifically to scare the bejeezus out of us on the dancefloor. (As opposed to the music that scares us OFF the dancefloor, which is a totally different story.)

Until such a thing exists, rounding up a playlist for our big October 31st bash will be a little more difficult — but no less fun! In the spirit of getting your costume-candy-and-creepiness on, cast an eyeball at this run-down of tracks (and our aforementioned Supernatural Top Ten) that have been keeping us in the Halloween spirit — and let us know which songs you would add to the ultimate All Hallow’s Eve mix! More »

Election 2012: The 5 Best Tweets From The Third Presidential Debate

Oct 23rd, 2012 // Comment
Jay Supports Obama
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No surprise here - Jay-Z wants Obama re-elected. Read More »
Romney <3 The Killers
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The Killers are cool with it, because "everybody" likes them. Read More »
HOV, Bey's Obama Funds
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The power couple raise $4 million for, well, a power couple. Read More »

Last night’s (October 22) final presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney generated a reported 6.5 million tweets, but as far as we’re concerned, all eyes were on our favorite celebrity commentators. Again, Lady Gaga chimed in with some self-referential thoughts on the debate and Adam Levine lent some much-needed gravity, but as per usual, it was Aubrey O’Day who took the cake, coming for conservatives with the strength of a thousand wrecking balls and rising triumphantly over the debate proceedings clutching Romney’s tattered wig.

Check after the jump to see some of our favorite celebrity tweets from last night’s debate.
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